Baseline survey of animal trypanosomosis in the region of the Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso

A. Sow, R. Ganaba, L. Percoma, I. Sidib‚, Z. Bengaly, Y. Adam, P. Kon‚, G.J. Sawadogo, J. Van Den Abbeele, T. Marcotty, V. Delespaux

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    In view of gathering baseline information about the prevalence of animal trypanosomosis, the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) funded a cross sectional survey in the region of the Boucle du Mouhoun which constitutes the Northern limit of the tsetse distribution in Burkina. This cross sectional study was carried out in 53 villages located in the six provinces of the region. A total of 2002 cattle, 1466 small ruminants and 481 donkeys were sampled. This survey showed that about 25% of the cattle had been treated with trypanocidal drugs within 3months before the survey compared to 3% and 0.42% for the small ruminants and donkeys, respectively. Parasitological prevalence in cattle was low: 0.77% (95% C.I. 0.30-1.95%). No goats and three donkeys were found infected with trypanosomes. Infections were mainly due to Trypanosoma vivax (75.0%) with cases of Trypanosoma congolense (25.0%). In cattle, the serological prevalence of trypanosomosis, for the entire region of the Boucle du Mouhoun, was 34.2% (95% C.I. 26.1-43.4%). For sheep, goats and donkeys, the prevalence were of 20.9% (95% C.I. 12.2-33.5%), 8.5% (95% C.I. 5.7-12.5%) and 5.8% (95% C.I. 3.9-8.6%), respectively. The age and distance to the river were the two main risk factors associated with seropositivity.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)573-578
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Animal diseases
    • Animal
    • Trypanosomiasis
    • Nagana
    • Trypanosoma congolense
    • Trypanosoma vivax
    • Vectors
    • Tsetse flies
    • Glossina morsitans
    • Cattle
    • Small ruminants
    • Donkeys
    • Goats
    • Sheep
    • Prevalence
    • Sampling
    • Serology
    • Treatment
    • Infection rates
    • Risk factors
    • Age
    • Distance
    • Water contact
    • Burkina Faso
    • Africa-West


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